Truth and consequences

What do I have to say next? What should I say? “What should I say?” Now, there’s an interesting question fraught with assumptions. It suggests that, when I consider what to say next, I may have things that I “should” say as well as things that I “should not” say, and the trick is toContinue reading “Truth and consequences”

Love anyway

When weariness overtakes you And your fuse is short, Love anyway.   When the slap of reality hurts So bad you want to lash back, Love anyway.   When the loss is so deep You can’t see straight, Love anyway.   When you’re tempted to quit And go running away forever, Love anyway.   That’sContinue reading “Love anyway”

Pep talk

Enough with the woe-is-me not-Monday-again pity party. What a weekend that was, to rest and recharge and cheer on the team, and now here’s Monday waiting for you to take it on. Your mission is to stare Monday in the eye and say, “Show me what you’ve got,” and when it hits you with allContinue reading “Pep talk”

W.B.’s Book Report: How to Survive Dystopia (With Your Humanity Intact)

We entered a new dark age in 2020 when governments around the world closed down economies, restricting people’s business, pleasure and their very movements, citing the danger from a novel coronavirus not, it seems to have turned out, dramatically different from other viruses that had achieved pandemic status in recent years. The coordinated attack onContinue reading “W.B.’s Book Report: How to Survive Dystopia (With Your Humanity Intact)”

The Fable of Any Road

It’s a wind chime day, and it rained last night and looks to rain some more. The leaves are still green, mostly, and the Black-eyed Susans are still gathered, perhaps fading at the edges. Barely one week left in summer, or so says the calendar, but in this part of the world, summer can beContinue reading “The Fable of Any Road”

Of lists and listlessness

I keep finding these lists I’ve compiled of books I want to write and/or release to the wild — you know, the books I hope will provide a revenue stream when my day-job days are over. I know (I know I know because I write this same thought from time to time) that I shouldContinue reading “Of lists and listlessness”

To everything there is a season

Why can’t you have it all? Why can’t you have all of your dreams? Why can’t you “be all that you can be”? The military thinks so, if you believe the slogan, so why can’t you embrace all of the possibilities in the name of peace? I can make newspapers and books and music albums,Continue reading “To everything there is a season”

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